Kenneth Bausch, Ph.D. Executive Director, Institute for 21st Century Agoras; Renaissance scholar; one-time priest, teacher, social service administrator, real estate agent, homebuilder, university professor, research director, and organizational consultant. Author of The Emerging Consensus in Social Systems Theory and Body Wisdom: Interplay of Body and Ego; Co-Chair of 47th annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Crete 2003. Ken is co-author of "How People Harness their Collective Wisdom and Power to Construct the Future in Co-Laboratories of Democracy."
About My Work
Institute for 21st Century Agoras
The Institute for 21st Century Agoras (Agoras) is an international 501(c)(3) educational corporation that builds the capacity of civic groups to engage in complex boundary-spanning initiatives. The Agoras builds this capacity through experiential learning in face-to-face co-laboratories and on the Internet through Webscopes. Principals associated with the Agoras are versed in multiple approaches to dialogue and collaborative design and share a conviction for the power of structured dialogic design (SDD) as a breakthrough methodology. Agoras work has been recognized by the United Nations, which has funded a year-long cycle of approximately twenty SDD workshops in support of the Cyprus Reunification effort. We are a central partner in the sociotechnology of this project.
This group was formed to help NCDD members in the South to network and share region-specific info and opportunities. The South constitutes a large region in the southeastern and south-central U.S., and includes the following 16 states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, MD, DE.